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'Man Tax' - The shop where men pay 7% more. Watch

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-37611512

    A New York pharmacy has been on the receiving end of a backlash after announcing a new store policy that "all male customers are subject to a 7% Man Tax".The unofficial levy was announced in the window of Thompson Chemists in the Soho district of Manhattan on Monday, alongside another sign declaring that "all female customers shop tax-free".







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    " 'Reverse sexism'This prompted a swift online reaction with many people claiming that this was "reverse sexism". "



    THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS 'REVERSE SEXISM' - SEXISM IS SEXISM.
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    Might as well put up a sign saying "Men - there's another pharmacy round the corner - go there and give them your money instead of us."
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    Might as well put up a sign saying "Men - there's another pharmacy round the corner - go there and give them your money instead of us."
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    Yeah, they're idiots for putting those signs up.

    But, between the lines, this is clearly a stand against the "Gender pay gap".

    I remember this happening in Universities across the US where women were given doughnuts for 75 cents whereas men were handed them for a dollar.

    It's absurd. A perpetual lie.
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    I hope the law comes down hard on them, but sadly it won't. I guess their stupidity is punishment enough.
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    It's what happens when politicians, celebrities and the media lie to everyone.
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    If I'm not mistaken it's a protest about mens razors costing less than womens razors...

    i.e. razor the marketing departments of razor manufacturers correctly calculated that women are gullible enough to pay extra for a razor with a pink handle... and as a man that's my fault because?
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    Good publicity for them.
    They are not taxing men any more simply letting women have similar products without having to pay the sales tax, which makes them the same price as the male equivalent.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    I hope the law comes down hard on them, but sadly it won't. I guess their stupidity is punishment enough.
    Why would the law be coming down on them?
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    :toofunny:

    Yeah, they're idiots for putting those signs up.

    But, between the lines, this is clearly a stand against the "Gender pay gap".

    I remember this happening in Universities across the US where women were given doughnuts for 75 cents whereas men were handed them for a dollar.

    It's absurd. A perpetual lie.
    Try reading your own article. Its nothing to do with the gender pay gap.
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    If I'm not mistaken it's a protest about mens razors costing less than womens razors...

    i.e. razor the marketing departments of razor manufacturers correctly calculated that women are gullible enough to pay extra for a razor with a pink handle... and as a man that's my fault because?
    Ah, the pink tax. Manufacturers and retailers are 'sexist' because men's products tend to be cheaper to produce and because women are more willing to pay for useless gimmicks and exotic ingredients.

    Anyway, I don't think this will turn out to be a smart business decision for the pharmacy (assuming it's even legal). Then again, it's in Soho, NYC...
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    I don't agree with what they are dong but I think you are deliberately trying to stir by not explaining their seasoning behind the posters. It's to protest the fact that women's products cost on average 7% more than men's even if they are exactly the same. Also I don't believe that they actually charged the men an extra 7% anyway.
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    (Original post by ed98)
    I don't agree with what they are dong but I think you are deliberately trying to stir by not explaining their seasoning behind the posters. It's to protest the fact that women's products cost on average 7% more than men's even if they are exactly the same. Also I don't believe that they actually charged the men an extra 7% anyway.
    If women weren't so willing to spend more on products because they're pink or because they have weird and wonderful oils and extracts in them, they wouldn't be paying more.

    Female consumer behavior is mostly to blame, not the retailers and manufacturers driven by profit rather than sexist ideology.
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    big deal, man tax has been around for ages - never heard of clubs where mens inflated entry fee covers women free entry?
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Why would the law be coming down on them?
    Have you ever heard of "sex discrimination," you strike me as the sort of person who has, bit unlike the gender pay gap and otjer such proven *******s this will be based on, this is trivially sexist.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Have you ever heard of "sex discrimination," you strike me as the sort of person who has, bit unlike the gender pay gap and otjer such proven *******s this will be based on, this is trivially sexist.
    Try reading the article and then try understanding what it says.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Try reading the article and then try understanding what it says.
    The willingness of women to spend more than men on feeling better about themselves then, that wonderful thing called the free(ish) market. If women didn't want to spend that bit extra there is a very simple way not to.

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    Perhaps the best way for this to be solved is for women to stop buying products that are specifically marketed for them, and, because of how stupidly inelastic their demand is, tend to cost slightly more? (The article mentioned higher prices for "similiar" products, not exactly the same).

    This is fundamentally a matter of business strategy, and yet we have the retailer being the one trying to correct it. Weird, but cool, it's their responsibility if men misinterpret this, think that they are playing higher prices than usual (when the opposite is the case), and go elsewhere.
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    why the **** would any sane male ever shop there? ergo, less customers. ergo, less money for the shop. ergo, possible (probable*) business failure.
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    Never ever heard of this! Wow! Crazy.


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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    why the **** would any sane male ever shop there? ergo, less customers. ergo, less money for the shop. ergo, possible (probable*) business failure.
    To be fair the type of manlet who would shop there on his own wouldn't be too upset with "reverse" sexism. Then you have the consideration that most normal guys would just accompany their girlfriend (I can't imagine why women wouldn't want to shop somewhere with lower prices) there and try not to stir up an argument over something like this.
 
 
 
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